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Poll: Majority Believes There Will Be a JavaOne Conference in 2010

Posted by editor on June 19, 2009 at 7:33 AM PDT

A majority (57%) of respondants to this past week's poll expect there to be a JavaOne conference in 2010. The specific question and results were:

Will there be a JavaOne Conference in 2010?

  • 57.4% (189 votes) - Yes
  • 10.3% (34 votes) - There will be a similar conference with a different name
  • 12.4% (41 votes) - Probably not
  • 7.2% (24 votes) - No
  • 12.4% (41 votes) - I don't know; other

About two thirds believe there will either be a JavaOne conference or a similar conference with a different name, while 20% believe the days of JavaOne conferences are probably or definitely over. There was an unusually large number of votes for the catch-all category ("I don't know; other"): 12.4%, which was tied for second place among the voting options.

Of course, the not-explicitly-mentioned word in this poll was "Oracle." Two of the three posted comments were about Oracle: lumpynose thinks JavaOne will be folded into Oracle World, but denka notes "there's a chance European regulators will not let that acquisition happen."

shemnon wonders:

What if there is a JavaOne conference but with less focus on one of the particular stacks, like a JavaSE and JavaME focused conference with significantly lesser attention to JavaEE?

A lot of the people I interact with directly make the statement that the Java community is just too big for it not to find a suitable "home" with appropriate sponsorship. If you consider "JavaOne" to be Sun's trademark name for the big Java-centric conference in the Americas, it would seem readily possible that if there is such a conference in the future, it might be renamed. Acquisitions often result in rebranding of the "products" of the purchased entity.

Another question, though, is: do we still need a big annual Java-centric conference? Has JavaOne outlived its usefulness? Or is it still a highly valuable confluence of people and technologies?

New poll: changes in content?

The new poll asks you what changes you'd like to see in's community- and project-related content. The specific question is:

Which project and community (P/C) content would you like to see more of on

I'll be tailoring my future efforts on the home page and in my daily blogs based on the results of this poll, so please take advantage of the opportunity to express your opinion. Voting will be open through next Thursday, June 25.

In Java Today, Charles Humble wrote Project Coin Announces Second Candidate List: "Project Coin aims to make small language changes for Java 7 which simplify day to day coding for developers. In a previous InfoQ article we looked at the first "for further consideration" cut that had been made for the project comprising: strings in switch, improved exception handling, Automatic Resource Management, improved type inference for generic instance creation, Elvis and other null-safe operators, and simplified Varargs method invocation. Since then a further five proposals have been added to the list..."

Elliotte Rusty Harold writes about the Redesigned Java Community Process Website: 'There's a redesigned Java Community Process website and a townhall to announce it this morning, June 18... Less cosmetically, the Java Community Process itself has been upgraded to version 2.7. "In the interest of making every aspect of the program more transparent, Expert Groups must fully disclose the licensing terms for the specification, Reference Implementation (RI), and Technology Compatibility Kit (TCK)..."'

And Walter Bogaardt writes about Trending Analysis With Maven Dashboard: "Continuous integration is talked about as part of Agile development practices. It is lauded for its use to keep developers from "breaking the build". This tip will discuss how to implement trend reporting in daily builds using the Maven and the Maven-dashboard plug-in. Continuous integration or CI that should be looked at beyond the scope of constantly compiling checked-in code. It is one step in many, which should be part of a code review process..."

In today's Weblogs, James Gosling is going to Jazoon!: "I'll be spending next week in Zurich at Jazoon'09. They've got a great lineup of technical sessions to pump your head full of all the latest everything. The lineup of speakers is pretty impressive..."

Markus Karg posted Shame on us all: "The XML Stylesheet Language (XSL) is a great solution for a lot of problems. It covers not only the transformation of one XML schema into another, like it is used in enterprise application integration (EAI), it also contains a unique..."

And Felipe Gaucho is a member of the Jazoon Bloggers Squad: "Jazoon conference offered me the management of the "Jazoon Bloggers SQUAD", a group of smart geeks responsible for spreading the word about the conference, before, during and after Jazoon 2009."

In the Forums, Joel Weight responds Re: [webtier] JSF - javax.faces.STATE_SAVING_METHOD: "Everything you say sounds like a misconfiguration of the load balancer to me. I would try running it outside the load balancer and see if you can reproduce the problem, then if it still occurs, you could look elsewhere. In our app, we have multiple forms on the page, and in client state saving the state is written to the response for each form so our simple pages ended up being a 2MB download for the client, so we went to server. We never had any problem losing state with either configuration. If you can reproduce it reliably only on certain pages, then faces-config could be the problem, but as I said, I would look at the load balancer first... "

jduprez has an issue with Corrupted XML (SOAP responses) under load: "Hello, still performing load tests of a Glassfish-hosted application exposing WebServices. Occasionally (not systematically reproducable, fut at a frequency of occurrence that lowers our target SLA), we observe exceptions signalling XML parsing errors within the ws.client stack. I'll attach below one extract of the last occurrence: it shows exceptions logged by the test client, which repeatedly exercises WebService calls). The exceptions signal ParseError "XML reader error: ParseError at [row,col]:[1,1] Message: Premature end of file." It looks like the communication was interrupted before the whole SOAP response was transmitted back to the client..."

And prakash_29 has a response to Handling empty HTTP POST in JAX-WS: "Hi All, I want to respond to an Empty HTTP POST (with out any body) from my JAX-WS web service. I tried adding handlers (both Logical and SOAP handlers). But the server throws exception and the handlers were NOT called. 10:49:04,790 ERROR [SOAPFaultHelperJAXWS] SOAP request exception Endpoint {}ACSPort does not contain operation meta data for empty soap body. I want to handle the request at the HTTP level itself. Any suggestion would be really helpful to me..."

The current Spotlight is the Sun Developer Network article The Java NIO.2 File System in JDK 7 : "Janice J. Heiss and Sharon Zakhour provide an update on The Java NIO.2 File System in JDK 7 : "JSR 203, a major feature of JDK 7 under the leadership of Sun software engineer Alan Bateman as an OpenJDK project, contains three primary elements that offer new input/output (I/O) APIs for the Java platform: An extensive File I/O API system addresses feature requests that developers have sought since the inception of the JDK..."

The new Poll asks Which project and community (P/C) content would you like to see more of on The poll will be open through next Thursday.

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The latest Java Mobility Podcast is Java Mobility Podcast 81: JTDF, in which Eric Areseneau talks about Victor D'yakov talks about the new Java Device Testing Framework project in the Mobile & Embedded Community.

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